Educational Holidays in the Republic of Ireland

Holidays vary depending on the school. Generally primary and secondary get similar holidays. The year is broken up into two terms: from the first week of September to the week before Christmas and from the week after New Year's Day to the last week in June. For 1st, 2nd and 5th Year secondary school students, their term finishes in the last week of May as they do not have state exams. There is a mid-term (one week off halfway during the school term) around the Halloween bank holiday, two weeks off for Christmas: generally the last week in December and the first week in January, another mid-term in February, two weeks off for Easter and summer holidays. Bank Holidays are also taken off. Primary schools usually have July and August off, while secondary schools have June, July and August off except for 3rd and 6th Years sitting State exams in the first three weeks of June.